I am in favor of the theory of sudden Mediterranean flooding. Even if it is untrue, it is interesting and possible. One thing on that show last night
got me thinking was on the Island of Malta they have cart paths that were traveled so often that they dug grooves down into the ground and one of
those cart paths goes down beneath a bay and comes up the hill on the other side. Unless they towed rocks under the water with ropes or had some type
of dam keeping the water back from the bay, this suggests that the water levels were much shallower at the time of their creation than they are today.
Could it be possible that the area between Spain and Africa had been connected thousands of years ago and sudden erosive forces caused the ocean to
spill into the Mediterranean, forming the sea we know today suddenly, almost over night? Could this explain the numerous flood stories and the tale of
Atlantis which supposedly existed on an Island near the Pillars of Heracles? Could it be that Atlantis exists, but it is merely submerged somewhere
just south of Spain? Might this be why the Rh- phenotype is found so highly concentrated along the coast of Spain, but is relatively rare everywhere
else on this earth? Could the Rh- bloodtype be a vestige of humankind's interbreeding with another species of hominid similar to the way we interbred
with Neanderthals prior to their extinction leaving their genetic traits isolated in certain populations of our species?
Africa and Spain are only separated by 7.7 nautical miles (14.3 km) at their narrowest point, and the depth at that position is only 300 meters deep.
This is much shorter than the distance from Cleveland, Ohio to Canada across lake Erie (54 miles). Given that the ocean level is believed to have been
120 meters shallower on a global scale 20,000 years ago, this is not a far cry from being landlocked even if no erosion occurred between then and now.
If there was 180 meters of rock and soil in that area, then the Mediterranean would have been a much shallower landlocked lake prior to the end of the
last ice age, only becoming a sea afterwards. If a land bridge had connected Europe and Africa at the Straights of Gibraltar, it could have held back
the ocean waters for thousands of years, allowing the Mediterranean to be a shallow lake while the rest of the ocean waters raised an additional 120
Sudden erosive forces could have broke through the straight at some point, cresting a mountain top or something, creating the straight through sudden
erosive forces, raising the sea level of the Mediterranean by 120 meters over the course of a few days, causing low lying coastal settlements and
temples to be suddenly submerged by tidal forces. There were many implications in that show that those temples might actually be 20k years old. Could
it be possible that at 17k BC, the waters of the ocean finally broke through, destroying the most advanced hominid civilizations at the time, throwing
the rest of humanity back into a dark age that would last another 11k years?
Why was the civilization that built the temples at Malta suddenly wiped out? If those were their temples, built on the mountaintops to celebrate the
gods, where were their cities? Could it be that archaeologists are not finding their main ports, which are actually 40 meters out into the sea off the
coast of Malta?
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